Road Stories

Currently on the coast of Northern California and over the next couple days I thought I would share some behind the scenes of my road life when on a shooting trip. Each day starts with this. 

 Another constant on all my road trips. Peanut M&Ms of course. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the candy snack that keeps on giving. I always keep a few in my pocket at all times to offer to strangers. (side note: I never do that. 

 That time after sunrise and before sunset. This is the time you need to stop and slow down, especially when driving long miles. It could mean the difference of a sun set lighting up the cliffs on the ocean vs the sun set lighting up yet another Carls Jr location. Anticipate where you will be when the light ‘should’ be at its best. This is super hard for me not to keep moving. It is getting a little easier these days, but still a battle. This is also a first look a my sleeping arrangements on these drives. 

 The peanut butter and honey sandwich is another essential travel item for me. They have some shelf life and are perfect to keep me at the location longer or getting in a few more hours behind the wheel. I rarely buy food along the way… unless a hotel is involved, then it’s all about finding a bucket of chow mein.


HelloBC

“Discover BC through the eyes of its locals and visitors! Each week we #exploreBC with different Instagrammers who share their favourite places and experiences. This week, we’re featuring Kelowna-based photographer, @dahul. He’ll be sharing some of his favourite scenes from summer in Kelowna.”

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/explorebc/


About @dahul: 

 Darren Hull is an editorial and commercial photographer that has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top image makers with work informed by a strong sense of storyline. Having studied the art from from a very young age, he started his career in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but eventually moved west to open a studio in Vancouver where he earned a reputation for shooting graphic, evocative portraiture and editorial photography. Now based in Kelowna, BC, Darren captures innovative images for global and local clients. Darren’s thirst for photography is his profession and hobby. He has passion for the images he creates, as well as the relationships he builds with his clients and subjects, shown in his ability to shoot a broad range of styles and situations. Patience, practice and persistence are commonalities found in his work, with a foundation based on 20+ years in the industry. 

 For more of Darren’s work, visit his website at www.darrenhull.com, or follow him on Instagram (@dahul), Twitter (@dahul) or Facebook (@darrenhullphotographer).  


No is essential

“If you believe that you must keep your promises, overdeliver and treat every commitment as though it’s an opportunity for a transformation, the only way you can do this is to turn down most opportunities. No I can’t meet with you, no I can’t sell it to you at this price, no I can’t do this job justice, no I can’t come to your party, no I can’t help you. I’m sorry, but no, I can’t. Not if I want to do the very things that people value my work for. No is the foundation that we can build our yes on.” 

- Seth Godin

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/05/no-is-essential.html

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